What hack all the finish off and ride it until it dies!!?!
all the way to the 6-string knacker's yard!
first time I've considered the phrase "riding roughshod" analagous for playing guitar, but like you say, in Tommy's case, it's bang on!
it would be great to see an Andy McKee signature model...maybe an auditorium body with a soft bevel over the top and a flared bass port for xtra oomph! and of course a custom pickup system...hmm...could be the makings of an intersting wishlist thread there!